FAST-MAG in the ER
Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

FAST-MAG in the ER

For those of you unfamiliar with cerebral vascular accidents (a.k.a. stroke), stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, acting as the number three cause of medical mortality and the number one cause of permanent disability. The National Institutes of Health predicts more than 750,000 Americans will suffer a symptomatic … Continue reading

Chocolate Consumption and Nobel Laureates
Brain Basics / Neuro News / Popular Articles

Chocolate Consumption and Nobel Laureates

What makes a Nobel Prize winner?  Intelligence?  Determination?  Luck?  How about chocolate?  Believe it or not, a paper published last October found that the average per capita chocolate consumption correlates well with the number of Nobel Laureates that it produces! The methods of this study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, were simple.  The author gathered … Continue reading

The Newest Cupid on the Block: Epigenetics
Brain Basics / Neuro News / Sensation and Perception

The Newest Cupid on the Block: Epigenetics

Genes are no different from individuals. Sometimes they behave in a simple, logical way. Other times, they are unpredictable and influenced by their surroundings. The central dogma (DNA to RNA to protein) describes a sequential two-step process that is very similar to the linear progression from school to college and then to work. But sometimes, things … Continue reading

A Beautiful Mind, A Dysfunctional Synapse
Brain Basics / Did You Know? / Learning and Memory / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

A Beautiful Mind, A Dysfunctional Synapse

“I felt like I might get divine revelation by seeing a certain number; a great coincidence could be interpreted as a message from heaven.” – John Nash in “A Brilliant Madness” John Forbes Nash Jr. was a 20-year-old graduate student when he came up with the mathematical theories that would win him the Nobel Prize … Continue reading

Genetic Tricks To Reverse Schizophrenic Symptoms
Brain Development / Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Genetic Tricks To Reverse Schizophrenic Symptoms

The human brain continues to develop and form new connections from birth until as late as the mid-20s. During this time, billions of connections are made and broken as the brain develops the architecture required for learning, memory, language, emotion and many other brain functions. Disruptions in how the brain forms connections during infancy and … Continue reading